If you are like me you have a nice expensive tablet that for some reason or another your precious little one just loves to death. The only problem is you can expect it to get thrown, dropped, smudged and more once you hand it over to them. Instead of always having to share with them why not just get them their own tablet? While they may not know what a home phone or typewriter is and nor do they care they know what the latest tech gadgets are and the learn how to work them pretty fast.
While you may have that expensive slate there is no reason you have to spend that kind of money on your teenager, tween or tech savvy little tot. From iPads to Android based devices there are a number of great tablets that will be perfect for the other people in the house. In fact they are even building the specifically for the younger generation making them more rugged so that they can withstand all of the abuse they are going to take from the crashes, spills, drops and throws.
This holiday season why not get them something you know they truly want and will enjoy. Chances are they have been borrowing your slate for days and months or even begging you to just buy them their own. If that is the case instead of having to worry about where your device is or it be stolen when you need it most just check out this list of the top tablets you should buy if you are going to get one for your child(ren).
Top 5 Tablets for 2014 for Kids
One of the better slates on the market right now is the Amazon Fire HD 6. For just under $100 you can get your little one their own device that is not only reliable but very well built. While they do offer bigger size display’s the 6-inch screen is not only a good viewing size it also won’t break the bank like the 7 and 8.9 inch tablets the cost $139 and $379 respectively. You can get these in an array of colors from black to magenta making it a perfect option for those little ones who want choices.
If you have a really young tech savvy toddler that is between the ages of 3 and 9 the LeapPad3 Learning Tablet is a great choice. This little slate comes with a 5 inch screen and even has Wi-Fi connectivity. Your child will have his/her own tablet with a front and rear camera both with 2MP that offers video recording in 480p as well as a battery that is good for up to 6 hours on one charge. As for color options you can get this LeapPad3 in green, teal, or pink and the cost is just $99.99. Allow your child to experience exciting and thrilling adventures using this fast high performance slate.
While not on the lower end of the price spectrum the Apple iPad mini is perhaps one of the better tablets on the market. Sure it’s not design specifically with a younger kid in mind it still make for an excellent tablet choice and chances are you kid has used one before and knows how to operate it. For just $249.99 you can get this for a tween to teenager and we are sure they will be very happy instead of having to borrow yours. You have the option of using “Guided Access” which allows you to secure things on the device so you don’t have to worry about your younger child deleting important docs or other things that other children my have on it. You can also put it in single app mode which only allow your little one to use or play a specific game or app that you allow.
Right up there in pricing and style is the ASUS VivoTab Note 8. This is for the parent who wants to get their child or children something with a little bit bigger display than say the iPad mini. This slate comes with an 8″ screen with Windows 8.1 for the operating system. You can get this tablet for your kid for under $250 Amazon. Office Suite makes it perfect the the older kids that need to get work done and the stylus is great if you had a younger one who is just learning to write. Parents can also install parental controls so that you can choose what your child does and see on the tablet.
We save the more expensive tablet for last which is the Google Nexus 9. This device actually replaces the Nexus 7 version and comes in at a price that would probably be more for your high schooler. This will set you back about $399.99 and comes with a 8.98 inch display. Its built running Android and the mobile operating system is the new Lollipop. This comes with all the bells and whistles but make sure you buy a case the will help with the drops and spills.
There you have it the 5 best tablets for parent to buy for their kids this holiday season. While you can find many other slates from LeapFrog, Apple, ASUS and the others we thought it best to give you a selection from different brands. You can always check them out and see what others are there you may like. If you are really looking to stop having to share these are some great devices to start with on your search to finding a tablet for your kids to have of their own. How much time do you spend with your tablet in your kids hands? Is it worth buying them their own?